Thinley Namgay

Daga United Girls, the new team on the block, suffered defeats in their first two matches during the ongoing 2024 BoB Women’s National League Qualifiers.

Yesterday at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Daga United Girls faced a tough challenge against RTC Women’s FC, losing with a scoreline of 14-0. They struggled to contain their opponents’ attack, conceding seven goals in both the first and second halves of the match.

In their first match, Daga United was defeated by Ugyen Academy FC 12-0.

Daga United FC’s coach, Tshering Dema, said, “It was a tough match, but my players tried their best.”

Yesterday’s match was far better compared to the previous one, she said, adding that the opponent was much stronger.

She pointed out that the team’s offensive play was lacking. However, she remains optimistic about their next match against Panchali FC scheduled for May 24, expressing confidence in their ability to secure a victory.

Tshering Dema is determined to secure qualification for the Women’s National League by revamping the team’s tactics. In yesterday’s match, she experimented with a 5-4-3 formation, but unfortunately, it didn’t yield the desired results.

Deki Lhazom of RTC Women’s FC, who scored four goals, was declared the star of the match.

Deki emphasised that RTC has a strong team this season, boasting 13 national players. She has high expectations for the team, aiming to win every match and secure qualification for the national league.

“We hope to ensure a competitive tournament for our audiences,” she said.

Deki acknowledged that Daga United is a competent team. The RTC team also had good pre-season training.

The other two newcomers among the eight participating teams are Phuentsholing Heroes FC and the Royal Academy.

Recently, Phuentsholing Heroes FC suffered a 16-0 loss against the BFF Academy.

Transport United Ladies, RTC Women’s FC, Ugyen Academy Women’s FC, and BFF Academy are well-established teams.

Panchali Women’s FC, participating in the qualifiers for the second time, faced a significant setback in their recent match against Transport United Ladies, suffering a defeat with a scoreline of 33-0.

Tomorrow in Paro at 4 pm, Royal Academy will go head-to-head against BFF Academy. Fans are speculating that BFF Academy holds the upper hand in this match, given their year-round training regimen, which sets them in a favorable position to clinch the victory.

 Six teams will be chosen to compete in the Women’s National League.